Are We Really Ready for This?

Christopher Hitchens, writing in Slate, takes us on a little trip down memory lane, reminding us of all the sleaze, dishonesty, and shameless pandering of the Clinton years, and asks,

What would it take to break this cheap little spell and make us wake up and inquire what on earth we are doing when we make the Clinton family drama—yet again—a central part of our own politics?

One does not have to dig very deep in the current campaign to see evidence that nothing has changed.  Bill and Hillary both are busy fudging facts, rewriting history, sliming opponents, weaving and dodging on issues — whatever it takes to fool the electorate and seize the power.

The case against Hillary Clinton for president is open-and-shut. Of course, against all these considerations you might prefer the newly fashionable and more media-weighty notion that if you don’t show her enough appreciation, and after all she’s done for us, she may cry.

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